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What Does Barack Obama Owe The Black Community?

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Obama owes quite a bit to the black community, but not because of the vote, his color or even the presumably more liberal politics of his Democratic Party but because the federal government, among others, has an obligation to address the continuing significance of race in America.

'Employment Discrimination 2.0' And What Obama Can Do About It In His Second Term

Ben Jealous | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As a candidate Obama promised to focus on jobs. In direct contrast to his opponent, he pledged to lift all boats -- especially those boats that had gotten stuck in the mud. Now that he is about to begin his second term, the black community is watching to see how he will follow through.

Obama Has Worked to Curb Urban Violence

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.18.2012 | Black Voices
Russell Simmons

When more black men were killed in one year (2009) than all of the US soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to date, we must give this problem the utmost attention. We must find solutions to curb the violence.

Black Baptists Decry 'Disrespect' Directed At Obama

Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A black denomination that began 50 years ago in support of the Rev. Martin Luther King J...

Will President Obama Become Mayor Dinkins?

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

The president could lose his reelection bid if enough Black voters stay home because they either do not believe the Republican nominee can win or they just do not feel the same urgency to show up on election day.

Black Voters Question Obama's Approach To Race

The New York Times | Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was no big speech or fancy ceremony when President Obama observed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday last month. Instead, for his fi...

An Integrated National Psyche

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Tian Dayton

The idea behind psychic integration is that it makes the individual healthier and more whole. It seems no great stretch to apply these same principles to our national psyche.

Jesse Jackson, Civil Rights Leaders Speak Of Obama With Awe

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I've been able to see our nation get better," the Rev. Jesse Jackson muses, in joyful anticipation of Barack Obama's impending presidential victory. ...

Sam Stein

Obama Winning Georgia? How He Could Pull Off An Upset | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new InsiderAdvantage/Poll Position survey shows the remarkable: Barack Obama could very well win the deep-red state of Georgia. The Illinois Democr...

A Prize More Precious Than The Presidency

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Before a single vote has been counted, Obama has captured something that may be far more precious than even the American presidency. He has won the attention of America's black youth.

Obama Still Making Up Lost Ground With Latinos

Feet In Two Worlds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Feet In Two Worlds

"Obama basically gave up the Latino vote in the primaries to Hillary Clinton...and there's a struggle now to bring voters around. Latinos are going back to the Democratic Party but simply because they don't like the way things are going in the country."

Jesse Jackson Disparages Barack Obama: Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE JULY 16 9:00 PM EASTERN TVNewser reports that Jesse Jackson did use the n-word in his controversial remarks about Barack Obama, but he did not...

FOX News, and the Media, Get Their Macaca Moment

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

FOX got lucky because Jackson slipped inside their recording studio, a place so intimately familiar to broadcast journalists that even ambiguous conventions go unchecked.

Cable news anchors choking on Jesse Jackson's "nuts" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Jesse Jackson's comments about Barack Obama broke yesterday evening, the true attraction for us wasn't the story itself, but the beautiful awkwar...

Clinton Camp Stoops To Language Games And Overt Race Strategizing

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The press conference was marked by sad Clintonian parsing. The primary is close, depending on how you define "close." Gas prices are a white issue. African-Americans, as a mass, are Obama's "passionate supporters."

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Faces White Resistance In South, Polls Show | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Columbia, S.C. -- Barack Obama is heading into the January 26 South Carolina Democratic primary powered by a solid lead in each of the most recent 11 ...